Sunday, January 11, 2009

A French Toast Kind Of Day!

Here in our part of New England it's a french toast kind of morning. Chilly and snowy. Snowy with a layer of freezing rain on the top.

We've started the day with one of my favorite breakfasts - French Toast.

Now you may be thinking there's nothing really special about French Toast - everyone knows how to make their own version....true. As someone who loves to cook, I've learned to leave myself open to the techniques of other cook and I always seem to learn something.

Here's our recipe for a hearty and healthy breakfast. I'll list the ingredients I use, but substitutions can be made:

(1) loaf of homemade sourdough bread
Raw milk from Baldwin Brook Farm
(read here for an update on the CT raw milk issue)
(3) organic eggs from chickens named
Barbie, Sweetheart and Bad Hair Betty
Cinnamon, nutmeg and coconut oil

After slicing the bread and whisking the eggs and milk (about 1 cup of milk), I like to really soak the bread before I place them on a buttered griddle.

I'm pretty generous with the cinnamon. Cinnamon is a super star at helping control blood sugar, and the effects can last for quite a while after eating it. Read here to learn more about cinnamon.

Just a quick sprinkle of nutmeg goes on each side. I like nutmeg, but in small doses.

I've been trying to incorporate more coconut oil into our diet. The health benefits of coconut oil are fantastic! I've been reading Sally Fallon's book Eat Fat Lose Fat, it really backs up all I've learned about fats and especially coconut oil.

I just got a really great deal on this gallon of coconut oil at our local health food store. It's produced from Nutiva. When buying coconut oil, there are many things to take into consideration. Most importantly to me; I like to make sure it's organic, cold pressed and unrefined. Here is another interesting article about coconut oil.

Coconut oil is wonderful in place of butter on French Toast! A little dollop between each slice of hot French Toast and a drizzle of agave nectar is all you need to finish off this yummy and nutritious breakfast.

How do you make your French Toast?

Enjoy the day - Wonderwoman